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Market Safety and Security Manager

Singapore - Explore location Health & Safety Full Time

Job description

Company description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job description

About the job

Reporting to the Market Operations Manager, the Market Safety and Security Manager will work closely across all units in Singapore and with various stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure environment for our customers, co-workers and visitors. As an active advocate, the individual will contribute to and foster a thriving culture where safety and security values and practices are integrated into every facet of the company, while supporting a fast-paced business environment. The Market Safety and Security Manager works closely with relevant stakeholders to strengthen the IKEA Brand and protect our assets. Staying up to date on local legislative developments and requirements, the Market Safety and Security Manager maintains an overall risk awareness and control culture as well as compliance with internal IKEA demands.

Your Assignment

Safety and Security operations

  • Work with the retail Risk Manager to define and establish the relating operating procedures and work closely with the relevant authorities to secure national requirements
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for co-workers and customers through training, audits and standards and national legal demands
  • Managing outsourced security relationships, liaising with approved vendors to ensure that specified duties are carried out and service standards are met
  • Being an active member of Emergency Response Team for the handling of any emergency case that may arise; provide appropriate action, documentation and follow-up according to the agreed store Emergency Management Plan
  • Identify areas prone to fraud and secure adequate controls are in place
  • Proactively identify emerging risks and ensure early involvement in new initiatives in unit
  • Secure that incidents are properly reported in the incident reported tool and to insurance companies, when applicable. Ensuring proper documentation and follow–up
  • Plan, Prepare, implement & follow up on crowd management / social distancing plan for each unit
  • Working closely together with the Safety and Security specialists and develop succession

Market level compliance

  • Support the adaption of local and national requirements to meet IKEA’s safety & security intended level of protection
  • Identify market specific safety and security hazards and incorporate preventive and protective measures and programs for these
  • Ensure the security operation and systems are developed, designed and installed to meet IKEA requirements 

Build-ups/ rebuild support

  • Taking an active role in the design and build-up stage or rebuild of the store to support the implementation of the IKEA safety and security requirements
  • Define the safety and security arrangements needed and ensure those are considered during the design and construction phase of any project


Your Profile

  • Broad EHS knowledge with minimum 8 years of experience in related fields/ industry as a leader/ manager
  • Practical knowledge and experience of managing EHS across multiple units
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in fundamental physical security principles and concepts, including those involving the assessment and mitigation of security risks
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to provide clear recommendations and solutions
  • Ability to influence at all levels of management and build trustful relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Experience in program/ project management
  • Experience of setting and implementing long-term strategic plans, setting budgets and follow-up on goals
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to draft policies and procedures, including process mapping
  • Must be willing to be available and responsive to emergencies should any occur
  • High level of personal integrity

More Information

Please apply by 15 March 2021